Groups are smaller communities within the larger ActiveRain. Join groups created by others. or start your own and
get others to join
This is the place to view the past and present contests put on by ActiveRain and its members. Everyone can join the
group and help encourage each other. Current contest will be highlighted posts so it's easy for you all to see. Let it
Curious as to what others in your profession think about a certain product or tool?
AR's community takes the time to leave honest and transparent reviews of their experiences
so you can be a bit wiser about your purchase.
Broken down by categories and subcategories for easy finds
Get an unfiltered look at what real users are saying
Leave a review yourself for others to benefit from
Add new products as you use them and gain points for doing so
ActiveRain University (ARU) provides free on-line training. We coach, consult and support real estate professionals about real estate trends, technology and social media.
ARU Calendar provides class types and registration links
Watch short tutorials on updating your photo, inserting a hyperlink and much more
Sign up for the Daily Drop so you don't miss out on AR's daily happenings
Find answers to most FAQ's
Whatever it is you're into and wherever you are, AR surely has a group for you to join.
Brand, off the wall, specific subject matters…whatever it is you're looking for.
Each time you write a post you can syndicate your post to 5 groups.
And if by chance you don't find what you're looking for, start a new group today!
Get your content in front of more eyes
Search by location or type
Feel free to start your own group
Find some that are close to home and close to heart
Each month AR runs numerous contests as a way for our members to engage in activities
that will boost their business and increase their visibility in the community and beyond.
Earn points by partaking in these contest and climb the leaderboard
Do what's good for you and your business by participating
If you have an idea for a contest, just let us know
Stay motivated and on track with new contests popping up each month
Ask a Real Estate Question
Here's another avenue for you to build relationships with others. Share your expertise with someone searching for answers.
Play the teacher role and help someone out today
Your Homepage will alert you of new questions in your state
A wonderful way to open a door to a possible new client
Ask a question yourself to get help
These state pages or hyper-local pages provide content directly related to a specific geographical location.
State, County, City and Neighborhood pages make it easy for consumers to find what they're looking for.
Post your listings, school information, local events, market reports and more
Consumers peruse these pages for information
Farm your niche market and cover all the happenings in your neighborhood
Today's Market open is crazy, is it 1979 again? - 10/24/08 08:48 AM
I'm not sure what you think, but this morning's news of the market is distressing, not to mention confusing. It seems to me that like Warren Buffet said, it would be an excellent time to buy. From what I know, there is a selloff going on due to hedge fund liquidation. It sounds like we are in a period where investors have the opportunity to cash out of their investment in hedge funds. Unfortunately it only occurrs occassionaly (every three months), and massive selloff can happen all at the same time in a market such as this. I'm hoping things will calm (0 comments)
Glenn Beck off CNN and moving to Fox - 10/22/08 06:02 PM
I guess CNN didn't like him, but Fox does. Why does the media have to be biased and purposely force an opinion on viewers, rather than giving news. I have never seen so many broadcast stations move to one side of the arena than this year. I just checked out CNN's website and they have completely removed any news or history of Glenn's departure, I am curious about the real story there.
When will this all end? - 10/22/08 04:20 PM
Now that we are approaching the Presidential elections, we are coming upon the time when everyone in our industry was anticipating things to begin to settle down. Today we are officially at 13 days, and a few hours from knowing who will be our next President of the US. Some people are now concerned that there will not be any settling, mostly just naysayers who are paid to "stir the pot". What I am wondering is, why no one is talking about how mortgage rates have been below 7.5% since 2001. I remember near the end of that year, rates went (0 comments)
Having trouble making your mortgage payment? - 10/20/08 06:05 PM
If you are having trouble making your mortgage payment, you may qualify for HUD's Hope for Homeowner's program. As long as you can afford the new loan and qualify for it, you could lower your monthly payments and have a safe, secure 30 year fixed rate. If you want to know more about this great program, let me know!!
Understanding your credit - 10/16/08 02:33 PM
Did you know the four additional things other than paying your bills on time that count when trying to get the highest credit score possible? These little known topics can help you maximize your credit score, and can allow you to recover from a missed payment sooner. First, pay your bills on time...don't be 30 days late. Second, don't max out your credit cards and revolving charge accounts...keep them below 30% of the limit to get the best benefit. Third, don't apply for new credit often. Did you know that the average person in the US applies for credit only once (5 comments)
Help for Homeowners - 10/16/08 02:24 PM
Good news is coming for homeowners who need some assistance with refinancing. Those looking for the opportunity to lower thier payments or interest rate may have the ability to do so even if they have been affected negatively by the current economic conditions. You may be eligible for the HOPE for Homeowners loan program through HUD. Let me know if you want more information on this subject. (0 comments)
SD mortgage consumers to get added protection - 10/16/08 01:48 PM
In 2007 the South Dakota Association of Mortgage Professionals passed a new law requiring mortgage brokers and loan officers to pass a FBI criminal background check. This new law also requires each loan officer to be registered with the state of SD Division of Banking, obtain minimum education and experience to become a broker, obtain continuing education each year, and have a surety bond. We are excited that SD consumers will be given added protection with a new Federal law that requires additional items, including registering and obtaining FBI criminal background checks for every loan officer, including bank loan officers. The new federal requirements will be (3 comments)
Disclaimer: ActiveRain Corp. does not necessarily endorse the real estate agents, loan officers and brokers listed on this site. These real estate profiles, blogs and blog entries are provided here as a courtesy to our visitors to help them make an informed decision when buying or selling a house. ActiveRain Corp. takes no responsibility for the content in these profiles, that are written by the members of this community.